Get creative with your laminate flooring : Layout and positioning
We’ve laid plenty of laminate flooring over the years, starting with the early versions you needed to painstakingly glue together. That was a real test of our marriage, I can tell you! However, laminate flooring has come a long way since then. For a start, you no longer need to use glue and there are so many gorgeous finishes and designs to choose from, like the cool sophistication of this sumptuous modern grey style flooring below.
Laminate flooring is a great choice for today’s stylish homes.
If you thought laminate floors were yesterdays flooring trend, think again! From realistic textured wood-effect laminates with grooved edges like their real wood counterparts, to trendy and colourful designs with the wow factor, there’s something for everyone.
Plus, if you’re looking to revitalise a room, you can get creative with the positioning and layout of your laminate flooring too.
Laminate flooring is quick and easy to install.
Laminate flooring is a fantastic low-cost flooring range and great for self-installations. Anyone with basic DIY skills (like me) can give it a go. Don’t think you need to be a fully trained joiner or flooring fitter, these are optional! Nowadays, the boards simply click together with the laminate click lock mechanism. Imagine a room-sized jigsaw with giant pieces, made easier in that you can fit any piece together in any position you like.
That feeling of accomplishment when you’ve fitted your last piece of laminate flooring is priceless. Finally, your new room is coming together; the weeks of decision-making, envisioning and eager anticipation are over. Whether you’ve gone for ultra-modern grey trends, traditional dark oak or light subtle tones, you have a whole new look to be proud of.
Take this diagonal kitchen design above for example. The positioning of the laminate has a huge impact on the overall look and feel of the room. If you’re looking to create a more dramatic look that’s guaranteed to grab your guest’s attention then go with a diagonal install. Fitted at a 45-degree angle, this method is a little more time consuming however it will look amazing when finished.
The conventional way to lay laminate flooring is to position it parallel with the longest wall in the room. This elongates the length of the room whilst minimising wastage as less cuts will be needed to fit. Continuing with the same flooring in the adjoining room will elongate further, maximising the room potential and creating an open planned feel.
For a more unique look, why not try creating borders with your laminate to section off hallways and entrances. This creates a definite outline from one room to another whilst also enabling you to change position if desired. Take a peek at this hallway for inspiration.
No matter which way you choose to lay your laminate flooring, it’s quick and easy to do so. The satisfaction you’ll get from a self-install is amazing too! Get your trusty tools at the ready and start your DIY laminate project today!
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